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Max Black
Cornell University
131Publications
23H-index
4,613Citations
Publications 131
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Published on Sep 6, 2010in Dialectica
Max Black23
Estimated H-index: 23
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Published on Feb 11, 2008in Theoria
Max Black23
Estimated H-index: 23
(Cornell University)
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Published on Jun 1, 1990in International Journal of General Systems 2.93
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Estimated H-index: 23
Reprint of a classical paper published in 1937, considered as historically and conceptually important for the theory of fuzzy logic and fuzzy systems
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Published on Mar 1, 1985in Dialectica
Max Black23
Estimated H-index: 23
(Cornell University)
Summary A critical outline, primarily for non-professionals, of some leading ideas and normative implications of “Bayesian Decision Theory”. Violations of the postulated transitivity of the chooser's preference relation are not necessarily symptoms of irrationality. Indeed, the overall normative constraint of “consistency” is too restrictive a guide for many real-life choices. Rational choice might perhaps be more usefully conceived as an informal art, rather than as the pursuit, in Bayesian sty...
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Published on Apr 1, 1984in Synthese 1.03
Max Black23
Estimated H-index: 23
(Cornell University)
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Published on Jan 1, 1983
Max Black23
Estimated H-index: 23
15 Citations
Published on Dec 31, 1982in Philosophic exchange
Max Black23
Estimated H-index: 23
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Published on Sep 1, 1982in Dialectica
Max Black23
Estimated H-index: 23
(Cornell University),
Oscar Wilde1
Estimated H-index: 1
(Cornell University)
Summary The prevalent view that a question expressed by the interrogative title must be absurd and in no need of a reasoned response (Geach, Peter Singer, Ayer) is rejected. Popper's contention that commitment to rationality (respect for reasons) has only an irrational basis is criticised. A preliminary attempt is made to resolve some genuine perplexities about the justification of rationality by invoking the notion of a “quasi-rationality” shared by human beings and other animals. Ah appendix o...
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Max Black23
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George Lakoff48
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Mark Johnson56
Estimated H-index: 56
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